Graduate Profiles

Alternative Careers

Building upon the aptitudes and skills developed on the BA Architecture course at Sheffield, graduates share insights into their alternative careers that they pursued.

Ruth Jennings

Event Communications

Have a look around and undertake work placements wherever possible. There are a lot of career opportunities out there for graduates of architecture and it’s easier to engage in placements when you’re still a student.

Estelle Jarvis

Bompas & Parr

Architecture trains you to come up with quick ideas of different scale, complexity and creativity, ideal for a creative agency when you’ve got ten or more clients on the go at once.

Matthew Marson


The degree is a demonstrable combination of skills that means I am to sketch and think like a designer, whilst getting down into the nitty-gritty of the numbersing so.

Tom Goodall


From my experiences I would encourage anyone looking to shift away from practice to consider the reasons why and, if possible, wait until they have completed their Chartership before doing so.

Corina Angheloiu

Forum for the Future

I think the days where clear career pathways were lined up at the end of traditional degrees are (nearly) over and early-career practitioners need to consider how they want to use their skills and time, rather than follow and auto-pilot approach climbing a traditional career ladder.

Simon Hicks

Foster + Partners

If you know what you want, a master’s degree is a great way change your career trajectory, though it’s not essential… so long as you want to continue working in a design industry, don’t ever stop sketching.

Hannah Wiessler Leas

Warner Bros.

It was so easy for me to get into set design with an Architecture degree behind me – about half of the Art department either studied architecture or worked at a practice in their earlier careers.

Sarah Gold


IF gives me the opportunity to work on problems that I believe are the most critical challenges of our time.

Calum Green

London Community Land Trust + Citizens UK

You can always return to architecture… keep trying new things, testing different interests, and you’ll get an increasingly better understanding of what you enjoy, and what you’re best at.